Sometimes an internship is more than just a steppingstone into a career. Sometimes it can show a student the best way to do business, not just the best way to make a living. Such is the case with the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Rising Start Internships.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative recently celebrated the students who this spring completed its unique Rising Star internship program, offered in partnership with the Undergraduate Career Management Center at the David Eccles School of Business.

Students Parker Jenkins, Samantha Falde, Viviana Lopez and Juliana Feinberg all earned $1,000 scholarships for completing internships that allowed them to gain the real-world experience all students look for, while also developing a sense of individual responsibility and a strong ethical foundation–both part of the focus of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

Jenkins, Falde and Lopez were joined by Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy, the school’s Bill Daniels Professor of Ethics; Dr. Tina Diekmann, the school’s David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics; Dana Sowby, director of the Undergraduate Career Management Center; and Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. Parker’s father, Brent, was also able to join the festivities, but Feinberg, who served an internship at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, was unable to attend.

After some welcoming remarks by Dr. Abe, the students shared their some of their thoughts on the internship experience, and how they fit in to their respective personal and career goals.

Falde, who served an internship with the Utah Department of Emergency Management, remarked on how her classroom studies prepared her for the mitigation work she focused on at